Question about Nikon D40x Digital Camera
When i switch on my nikon d40 an error message "Error. Press shutter release button again" appears on the lcd. even after pressing the shutter, it does not get to display any picture. kindly help
I had the same error message, the camera is less then a year old, however, I was taking up to 800 pictires every weekend of my kids soccer games, then a 6 month trip to the Pursian Gulf, that is when it started, I got back home, took it right in, and one year later after a few visits and calls trying to find out where my camera was, I finally got an answer back, they said I needed a new shutter which will cost $300, They said I should just by a new body for $400. What Nikon does is set that error message to pop up at about 35000 shutter releases, and you can't do a thing about it, once they hooked my camera up to thier system the said I had over 36000 shutter releases, where the average person takes 10000 a year and they want you to replace the body every 3 years....so before buying any camera, always check out how many shutter releases you can get when you buy a camera
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
The Nikon D40 and D40x are cheaply made cameras,and looking inside confirms the build quality just is' nt there.The shutter will fail at or about a tenth of what the Dx2 will.Probably around 35,000 actuations more or less.A tempory fix can be acheived by fairly compentant person,lubricating the shutter gears in some cases,but as to how long that will last?
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
My daughter was playing around and my Nikon D40x fell from the top of a fully extended tripod. I freaked!
I got: ERROR Press shutter release button again.
It took one good picture, then the error message persisted and would not take another, despite multiple presses of the shutter button. I removed the lens and found the mirror 'half cocked.' I turned the power on and repeatedly pressed the shutter button, then it started working! Whew! Dodged a bullet.
Steve - Houston, TX
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
Same thing has happened to me, only bottom half of the picture displayed and same message comes up. It looks like my best bet is to talk to Nikon about it. Thank you.
Posted on Feb 06, 2008
The D40X Owner's Manual (page 112) suggests to "consult with Nikon-authoprized service representative". I've had the same problem, and exchanged the camera for a new one (I just bought it).
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
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